As a lingerie producer, with mostly female customers and employees, the fight against breast cancer is close to our heart. Every day in Belgium, 26 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. That is why we support a number of projects which either focus on cancer research or support women who suffer from this disease.
Besides our company’s engagements, socially involved employees often take initiatives of their own. For ‘de Warmste Week’, they organized a quiz and sold soup for charity. The proceeds always go to the following organizations:
Each surgery, each breast and each scar is different. Sometimes we receive requests for a prosthetic bra. Up to now, we could not answer these requests. Research showed us that women with a prosthesis prefer a beautiful, customized bra out of the fashion collection, rather than a regular prosthetic bra. That’s why we present these alternatives:
At the request of Ghent University, we developed a special radiation bra. This bra protects the healthy breast while the other breast receives radiation. This special bra is currently being used in four European hospitals.
Via Time4Society, a non-profit organization, employees of Van de Velde have given time to social projects. We made learning packs for volunteers who assist children who suffer from learning disabilities. Together with children from underprivileged families we played a game in the woods, and also, we prepped the garden of Ten Dries for spring. Ten Dries is a pluralist organization for children and adolescents with disabilities. In 2015 we gave 220 hours to society. We will renew this effort in 2016.
At Van de Velde we have a heart for culture